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5.
A rule describing the amount of time that a magical force field surrounds a dropped piece of food, after which the force field drops and the food can become dirty and not edible
Shaniqua dropped her Oreos on the floor, but she still ate them because of the 5 second rule.
by CoolNameHere July 11, 2004
 
29.
When one accidently drops food, not held in a container or wrapper, on the ground. The rule states that if you pick it up within 5 seconds, it won't be contaminated. There is also a '10 second rule' variation. Unfortunately, both rules are urban legends -- The speed with which you can pick the food article back up has no bearing on whether it may receive germs.
Person A: "Crap, dropped a cookie."
Person B: "5 second rule!!"
Person A scrambles to pick up food article
by Ryan Thompson July 09, 2004
 
30.
the 5 second rule is for Chairs, so if you get up another person has 5 second to take your chair
Bill: drinks anyone
ben: Beer please
Gail: tea
Ron: Coffee
Rob: Lemonade
Bill: okies
Rob: 5..4...3...2...1..0 JAcked
Bill: wat you going in my chair
Rob: 5 Second rule mate
by Checken April 15, 2008
 
31.
The rule that states if any edible object should touch the ground it may still be eaten if picked up within 5 seconds. (No matter how nasty the ground or surface may be.)
Tanisha dropped an M&M on the wet and dirty bathroom floor but ate it anyway claiming it was safe due to the 5 second rule.
by Anthony July 10, 2004
 
32.
when food falls to the ground from your mouth/hand/counter/etc if its down for less than 5 seconds its still okay to eat any longer and it is trash
I was eating my cookie,tripped,dropped it on the floor,but it was down for a second,and was still eatable.
by Iceey Baby July 10, 2004
 
33.
applies to how long a food that has been dropped on the ground is edible.
don't touch it, mario dropped that a minute ago! hey, dude, 5 second rule.
by Erin July 10, 2004
 
34.
Any food that has fallen on the ground is allowed a maximum of 5 seconds before it is left as trash.
Well...I picked up this banana before it was on the ground for longer than 5 seconds. That's the 5 second rule.
by Joel July 09, 2004
 
35.
The rule that applies to lost or fallen objects, typically food, that hits the floor. The rule applies to general areas, and does not apply to anything in a bathroom. Using this rule makes it OK to pick up said object in under 5 seconds, under the presumption that no germs attached themselves in such a short period of time.
If your gum just dropped on the floor, pick it up and say "5 Second Rule", then place it back in your mouth.
by Mac the Movieguy July 10, 2004